IF YOU BBQ IT, THEY WILL COME
City Hall Bar & Grill manager Jordan Dressen may have guessed wrong about the number of patrons that would be attending the collaborated event called Scotty Biggs BBQ Night on Saturday, but it was a pleasant surprise to see that many people come out.
"It was the busiest night so far this winter season. We ran out of food by 6:30 p.m.," said Jordan Dressen, about the BBQ event that began at 5 p.m. "I usually have a pretty good idea how many people will come to one of our specials, but this was a pleasant surprise."
Dressen did feel bad that people had to wait to eat as there were no open tables, and then the restaurant ran out of the food that was planned for the BBQ Night.
"We did still have our full menu, though," he said. "We're going to do this again soon so those who weren't able to make it in before we ran out can come."
Dressen estimated around 100 people came into the restaurant to try the various barbecue dishes being served.
Dressen, Biggs and two other cooks were kept busy preparing food the entire time.
Biggs is the owner of a local food truck that specializes in barbecued meat dishes. He makes his own barbecue sauce.City Hall Bar & Grill offered patrons four different choices: Beef brisket platter that included homemade macaroni and cheese, baked beans and cornbread; a signature burger with 2 1/2 pounds of beef brisket and pulled pork, cole slaw, onions and more; BBQ pulled pork sandwich; and a pork tenderloin flatbread sandwich.
"We were happy to see all the faces of the people who made it in," Dressen said. "Like I said, we will be doing this again sometime soon so everybody who couldn't get it can try it."
Most of the ideas for themed events City Hall Bar & Grill hosts work out well. This is one that worked out better than expected.